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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD?

AT HOME IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS WEEK 1 Due to the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in I have decided to write a daily blog about a day in the life of what my family alongside every other … Continue reading

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THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD TRY AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE

THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD TRY AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, it’s important to stay focused, positive and motivated. I’m doing this in many ways to make the most of … Continue reading

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MY HAPPY PLACES

MY HAPPY PLACES Everyone needs their ‘Happy Places’, either somewhere they enjoy going to escape, a safe haven or somewhere that brings back lots of happy memories or brings them lots of joy. I have quite a few happy places … Continue reading

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WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME It seemed apt on International Women’s day to think about the amazing women who have inspired me over the years. From all areas of life, these incredible women have all made me want to be a … Continue reading

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HELLO MARCH 2020

HELLO MARCH 2020 FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. A lovely girly day of lunch and pampering with my Isabelle 💗 2. A spa & breakfast morning at 315 hotel & spa Huddersfield  3. A twilight evening spa with … Continue reading

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

MAKING A DIFFERENCEYou may have heard this one, but it holds such an important message and reminds us how even the little things can make such a difference to someone’s life.  THE STARFISH STORY Once upon a time, there was … Continue reading

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10 GOALS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO SET HERSELF IN 2020

10 GOALS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO SET HERSELF IN 2020 How fast did 2019 go by? Does that fill you with a certain type of panic? Well instead of worrying about 2020 this is a great time to think ahead about … Continue reading

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HELLO FEBRUARY 2020

HELLO FEBRUARY 2020 FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH 1. My Max’s Birthday!  2. Our annual pantomime that I choreograph & our pupils perform in at The Lawrence Batley Theatre  3. Getting lots of trips etc booked for this year. … Continue reading

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SELF CARE

SELF CARE The importance of ‘self care’ has been in the press a lot recently and.      As a working mum we all know the feeling of utter exhaustion and burn out trying to put everyone first so that … Continue reading

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MY GUILTY PLEASURES

MY GUILTY PLEASURESIn a world that is so fast paced and everyone is so busy its so important to take the brakes off now and again. Everyone needs time out to spend with friends and family but it’s also important … Continue reading

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MY BEST LIFE ADVICE

MY BEST LIFE ADVICE I love podcasts whilst I’m driving and I’ve recently discovered Grazia Life Advice podcast which interviews women with something to say and asks them to pass on the best 6 pieces of advice they’ve had and … Continue reading

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HELLO JANUARY 2020

HELLO JANUARY 2020 Happy New Year to all my lovely followers! Wow! 2020! A new year and a new decade! I  wish everyone a wonderful and prosperous year ahead! I had an amazing 2019 but it was extremely busy. I … Continue reading

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20 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR 2020

20 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR 2020 A New Year is always a time to reflect on the previous year & look forward to plans and goals for the coming year. Resolutions are like writing a book, what will the next … Continue reading

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ME AND MY BELLE’S NEW WEB SITE

Hello to everyone, I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas! I’ve not been able to blog much recently as I’ve had my website redesigned which I’m thrilled about. I’m just getting used to the new way of blogging on this … Continue reading

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19 THINGS I’VE LEARNT IN 2019

19 THINGS I’VE LEARNT IN 2019 Family time is the most important thing period! I’ve discovered a complete love of writing Being a parent gets easier and harder as they get older!  My passion for travel is just as strong as ever … Continue reading

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ISABELLE & MAX’S ANGEL TREE

It was a few weeks before Christmas 7 years ago when Isabelle thought she would like to do something that year for children who weren’t as lucky as her. She’d seen a Christmas Advert by the Salvation Army and it … Continue reading

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MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MEMORY

MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MEMORY I’m extremely lucky as my memories of Christmas as a child are all wonderful ones & my parents always made sure Christmas was a fun, & happy and all about family time. As I got into … Continue reading

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MY FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

MY FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS Like most families we love our traditions at this time of year. Sadly it’s the first year neither of my children believe in Santa, (although now we’re only a few days away from Christmas Max has … Continue reading

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MY NEW WEBSITE

Hello to my lovely followers and welcome to my new website for meandmybelle.com  For one of my birthday gifts my lovely husband Tony and kids Isabelle & Max arranged to have my website re designed and re branded so I … Continue reading

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HELLO DECEMBER

🎅🏻HELLO DECEMBER 2019 Woohoo!!! Tis the season to be jolly! I just love this time of year and the build up is just as good as the Christmas period. Putting your decorations up, making your house cosy, Christmas shopping, Christmas … Continue reading

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MY PERFECT DAY

MY PERFECT DAY As much as I love dressing up & going out, as someone who leads a very busy life my perfect day would be a Sunday at home with my family.  Being the business owner of a Theatre … Continue reading

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HELLO NOVEMBER 2019

HELLO NOVEMBER 2019 After a crazy September and first half of October leading up to our show, I had a week off for half term and it was bliss! Tony could only get one day off so we had a … Continue reading

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20 STEPS TO A HAPPIER YOU

20 STEPS TO A HAPPIER YOU Before you can make anyone else happy you need to make sure you are. It’s important to look after your own needs so you have the energy for everyone else’s. 1. Take some time … Continue reading

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ME & MY BELLE’S NEW WEBSITE 💗

I’m so excited as, over the next few weeks, ‘Me and My Belle’ is being updated to a new all singing all dancing website. I’m thrilled that so many of you are reading my blog posts regularly as I adore … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS NOW

HAPPINESS IS NOW We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough, and we’ll be more content when they are. After that, … Continue reading

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PUMPKINS, PRESENTS & PROSECCO

PUMPKINS, PRESENTS & PROSECCO I’ve been excited for this years birthday for weeks now. Not because I relish the thought of being 45 (agh! How did that happen?) but because of all the lovely plans I have & some time … Continue reading

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FLATTERING MAKE-UP IN YOUR 40’s

FLATTERING MAKE-UP IN YOUR 40’s The 40’s are a time when the fine lines that began to appear in your late 30’s start to get a bit deeper and when you may need to start reviewing your makeup routine. First … Continue reading

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BEING A MUM- THE BEST (& HARDEST) JOB IN THE WORLD

BEING A MUM- THE BEST (& HARDEST) JOB IN THE WORLD I wanted to be a mummy for as long as I can remember and, after a career as a professional dancer throughout my 20’s I came back home and … Continue reading

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LIFE’S LITTLE GEMS & LIFE’S LITTLE NIGGLES

LIFE’S LITTLE GEMS & LIFE’S LITTLE NIGGLES Life’s Little Gems Getting cut up by a speeding driver but then pulling up right next to them at the next set of lights Having enough change for parking No queue at the … Continue reading

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MIND OVER MATTER, BUILDING CONFIDENCE & SELF BELIEF

MIND OVER MATTER, BUILDING CONFIDENCE & SELF BELIEF As a dancer and a performer since the age of 2 it obviously takes a certain amount of confidence to get on a stage and perform in front of hundreds of people. … Continue reading

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